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Comic 897 - The pride of Roma...

15th Aug 2013, 9:00 PM
The pride of Roma...
Average Rating: 5 (18 votes)

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Centcomm 15th Aug 2013, 9:00 PM edit delete
Centcomm
Dr silver has a temper.. but then so does Aurelia...
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Mayyday 15th Aug 2013, 9:06 PM edit delete reply

Shit meets fan in 3... 2...
Centcomm 16th Aug 2013, 3:10 AM edit delete reply

Yup!
mjkj 15th Aug 2013, 9:06 PM edit delete reply

I guess he lost his tongue ... at least in the bet - I wonder if Teedee comes to collect?

Oh, goldie, do you not know when to quit? Watch out Teedee is coming...

...and who would sue malfunctioning clockwork? that would insinuate that it is more than just clockwork...

...at least Marcus is keeping his calm - and an eye on Teedee as well as on the situation - good man...
Centcomm 15th Aug 2013, 9:26 PM edit delete reply

hes trying. and shes not blaming the "device" shes blaming silver.. actually the focus is off of connie totally atm
Stormwind13 15th Aug 2013, 9:06 PM edit delete reply

That Brit is digging his grave with his tongue.
highlander55 15th Aug 2013, 9:14 PM edit delete reply

With Teedee there isn't anything to work on now is there?
Stormwind13 15th Aug 2013, 9:21 PM edit delete reply

But he doesn't know that. And he isn't going to find out either, I think. Dead men don't find out too many things. :-)
Centcomm 15th Aug 2013, 9:25 PM edit delete reply

LOL
cattservant 15th Aug 2013, 10:13 PM edit delete reply

Not that they tell tales about!
Stormwind13 15th Aug 2013, 9:13 PM edit delete reply

TeeDee got her beer, so now she is paying attention to OTHER conversations... And Goldie had to spout on about Roma when she was. Oh boy, why do I have a BAD feeling about that. :-)
mjkj 15th Aug 2013, 9:17 PM edit delete reply

Well, I have a good feeling about that - though it might end up bad for goldie and Mr. oblivious here...

I just hope there will not be any legal problems afterwards...
Centcomm 15th Aug 2013, 9:24 PM edit delete reply

well.. if they harm Goldie. there WOULD be issues likewise if goldie takes a swing at Doc silver. this could go eather way..
Stormwind13 15th Aug 2013, 9:24 PM edit delete reply

Mr. Black won't be happy if TeeDee creates too big a mess here. He still has to do business through here.
Centcomm 15th Aug 2013, 9:25 PM edit delete reply

Oh im sure Black will have words ..
Stormwind13 15th Aug 2013, 9:19 PM edit delete reply

Goldie is being REAL stupid. She is outnumbered and undoubtably outgunned (as she doesn't appear to have ANY weapons besides her tongue). And she isn't anywhere near as strong as an android, I would think.

So, picking a fight under those circumstances doesn't strike me as being SMART.
Centcomm 15th Aug 2013, 9:23 PM edit delete reply

nope shes a regular human.. shes just let her temper getting the best of her. and to be honest shes not really expecting a gun fight.
Stormwind13 15th Aug 2013, 9:26 PM edit delete reply

Well if she is lucky she is bringing a tongue to a fist-fight; otherwise, she could be digging her grave with her tongue too.
Centcomm 15th Aug 2013, 9:28 PM edit delete reply

now .. she does have a "talented" tounge but .. not sure this applys..
highlander55 15th Aug 2013, 9:57 PM edit delete reply

Takes a licking and keeps on ticking!
cattservant 15th Aug 2013, 10:17 PM edit delete reply

Or is that 'ticking' and 'licking'?
highlander55 16th Aug 2013, 9:35 AM edit delete reply
clockwork orange or orange clockwork?
Sheela 16th Aug 2013, 9:49 AM edit delete reply

You can make clockwork out of oranges ?
highlander55 16th Aug 2013, 9:53 AM edit delete reply
Movie reference on one, Annoying Orange tv show for the other.
cattservant 16th Aug 2013, 9:54 AM edit delete reply

To rhyme would be sub lime
But still over orange!
Stormwind13 16th Aug 2013, 3:52 PM edit delete reply

Agatha probably can! :-D
velvetsanity 1st Jun 2017, 1:59 AM edit delete reply

There is no doubt that the Lady Heterodyne could make a clank that could easily destroy SkyNet and all it's minions with little more than an orange and some duct tape :D
highlander55 15th Aug 2013, 9:19 PM edit delete reply

As for the "Pride of Roma", does that mean Roma itself is nothing but a whore with imagined dignity?
Centcomm 15th Aug 2013, 9:23 PM edit delete reply

Oh ow,... oh man that SMARTS!
Don B. 15th Aug 2013, 9:28 PM edit delete reply
Considering who runs the place, I like your comparison. A rather crazy whore at that.
Centcomm 16th Aug 2013, 3:10 AM edit delete reply

Zing!
CyberSkull 16th Aug 2013, 10:17 AM edit delete reply

Oh come on! Be respectful! Unlike the emperor, there are some things a whore won't do!
highlander55 16th Aug 2013, 12:28 PM edit delete reply
Like getting out of bed before Noon!
cattservant 15th Aug 2013, 9:20 PM edit delete reply

The Doctor is getting loosely insulting.
She must be becoming up tight.
Best watch out, O Pride of Roma,
Lest your long mouth become a short fight!
Centcomm 15th Aug 2013, 9:27 PM edit delete reply

or I hope your mouth isnt writing checks your body cant cash..
cattservant 15th Aug 2013, 9:37 PM edit delete reply

Indeed!
Sheela 16th Aug 2013, 12:18 AM edit delete reply

To be fair, she does have a pretty good body.
Centcomm 16th Aug 2013, 12:30 AM edit delete reply

yes she does... yes she does..
cattservant 16th Aug 2013, 4:37 AM edit delete reply

If the check bounces she can take it out in trade.
Stormwind13 16th Aug 2013, 4:18 PM edit delete reply

She is physically attractive, but the soul is fairly repulsive. Not only is she bigoted, but she seemed to ENJOY inflicting pain on Connie. I think that is what makes me want to see bad things happen to Goldie.

If Goldie had just said, I'm not into Androids, or even Clockworks, and left that would be one thing. To taunt and torment Connie though, totally unnecessary and deserving of some SERIOUS payback in my mind.

Another button on mine, one of my favorites - "Piss me off, PAY the consequences."
Stormwind13 15th Aug 2013, 9:35 PM edit delete reply

Ada is trying to play peacekeeper. And tempers are trying to override the barrier she has put out to keep them separated. :-)
Centcomm 16th Aug 2013, 3:09 AM edit delete reply

YUP shes trying to keep this from becoming physical.
Stormwind13 17th Aug 2013, 8:28 AM edit delete reply

And everyone else is wanting a jello wrestling match between the ladies (tag team against Goldie? :-D), INCLUDING the barkeep!

Said barkeep could sell tickets and make a FORTUNE! Go from a SLOW day to the best day she has EVER had. Might have to call in extra help to handle the booze distribution for the crowd! :-D
highlander55 15th Aug 2013, 10:07 PM edit delete reply

I like when the Brit told Teedee about betting his tongue. Her response with only the ellipsis to me is she is either clueless about his intent or wondering what his reaction would be if he know the bare truth about it.
cattservant 15th Aug 2013, 10:22 PM edit delete reply

Not to be rude, but the tongue is his only part that would have any utility in this situation!
Don B. 15th Aug 2013, 10:35 PM edit delete reply
I doubt that TeeDee is clueless of his intent as I remember that she had a prospective contract that creeped her out. I believe she mentioned the word pedophile while I don't recall the details. I also doubt she cares at all about his reaction to the bare truth about it. If she wasn't kinda distracted by Goldie arguing with Veronica and the fact that Goldie is from Roma, I think her biggest concern would be a satisfactory answer to "Why are you not fucking off yet?"
Centcomm 16th Aug 2013, 12:08 AM edit delete reply

Actually people like that "pedo type" are on her "shoot on sight" list. she does have a soft spot for some things.
Centcomm 15th Aug 2013, 10:36 PM edit delete reply

its more a " you have GOT to be kidding me" she cant belive how dogged hes being .. and shes only makking it worse. as he thinks shes playing "hard to get" TD would make a HELL of a bait for a vice team who wanted to sucker preditors at bars..

and yes shes distracted at the argument..
Sheela 16th Aug 2013, 12:20 AM edit delete reply

While she'd be great as bait, they'd never get so far as to catch the predators before TeeDee beats them to a pulp - So ultimately, she wouldn't be such a big boon to the team. :D
Centcomm 16th Aug 2013, 12:29 AM edit delete reply

insta-justice?
Sheela 16th Aug 2013, 12:37 AM edit delete reply

Don't think it would look too good on the teams performance sheet though.
Centcomm 16th Aug 2013, 3:09 AM edit delete reply

nah not really .. :D
Stormwind13 16th Aug 2013, 3:55 PM edit delete reply

Maybe not, but with TeeDee it would probably clear up the mess. I doubt any predator that tried for her would EVER be repeat offender (probably because they are dead or permanently in traction :-D).
Centcomm 16th Aug 2013, 5:14 PM edit delete reply

:D thats too true..
Don B. 15th Aug 2013, 10:23 PM edit delete reply
It seems to me that while androids are created and have a certain amount of programming instilled in them at creation, their personalities are free to evolve due to experience and thought processes. At the moment, Connie is still pretty much a doormat but is learning that she doesn't have to be. Dolly started out as a Guardian but has recently discovered that she is also a member of the Taylor family and I suspect it'll be a little while before what that means hits her. The people of New Troy get this (mostly), thus we get the crew of Beast who are androids or friends of androids. The people of Roma do not, so we get this blindness to the fact that androids are not just simply robots that look like people. Kinda sad really. Hopefully, Emperor Asshole won't be around much longer so his sister can get on with the job of dragging her people out of the long night they've suffered. Even if she succeeds, there will always be The Goldies out there that will never get this as we've seen in New Troy. No matter how advanced humans get, human nature seems to remain fairly constant over the millennia.
Centcomm 15th Aug 2013, 10:35 PM edit delete reply

you are pretty darn on the mark there Don.
Andriod personalitys are totally freeform and are shaped by enviroment. Dolly has been considered a "family" member for years. but she stays slightly apart to maintain her image. but more often than not she does show far more compassion than some would feel is right.

Even acantha grew up on the whole Andriods are nothing but machines doctrin that her father and grandfather taught her. now shes more willing to be open minded. but her exposure to "androids" has been Kali and the cassians .. Aeneas does not count in any way. as he is a AI and placed in a diffrent nitche..
Don B. 15th Aug 2013, 10:57 PM edit delete reply
As androids are not just simply robots that look like people, there are at least two cassians that are not just simply the Emporers elite killers. While it seems they literally CANNOT act against the Emporer, Kali has demonstrated that she CAN help plot against him. There is also the one with the sense of humor. I think there's more to her than just being a killing machine. Problem with Dec running things is that they'll never get the chance to be something more. The fact that Acantha is willing to be open minded gives me hope for their future if she can forgive them for what they were forced to be. As for Dolly, I'll bow to your wisdom but I got the feeling she didn't actually consider herself a "real" member of the family. Oh well, I can admit to being wrong on that one.
Centcomm 16th Aug 2013, 12:05 AM edit delete reply

it was one of those things that she was told many times. but, as she was a andriod she did not give it "weight" i know this might be the wrong way to put it.

another thing is that members of the Taylor family just "assumed" but didnt really say much. Make sense?
Sheela 16th Aug 2013, 12:34 AM edit delete reply

A human nanny can be "part of the family", without being "family" as well, in the real world.

I dunno if that makes sense - But I'd guess dolly felt that way.
Centcomm 16th Aug 2013, 3:08 AM edit delete reply

actually you nailed it. she knew she was well liked. but she always felt slightly apart as well.
cattservant 16th Aug 2013, 4:44 AM edit delete reply

I think very deep down most people feel that way.
"Slightly apart" is the 'price' that is paid for individuality!
jamie59 15th Aug 2013, 11:41 PM edit delete reply

Caught up!!!
Seams Ada has placed herself in the middle. If Pride of Roma hits her (even not on purpose) Teedee will make sure the shit'll hit the fan. HARD!!!
Centcomm 16th Aug 2013, 12:06 AM edit delete reply

YAY welcome to the fold! glad to have you with us! :D
Sheela 16th Aug 2013, 12:39 AM edit delete reply

Welcome indeed, I hope you enjoyed the archives.

And I don't understand why people think TeeDee has no restraints .. she has lots!
Like ..

* handcuffs
* rope
* chains
* zipties
* gaffa tape
* straight jackets

.. and much, much more! :)
Centcomm 16th Aug 2013, 3:09 AM edit delete reply

LOL that made me laugh :D nice one :D
Rashala 16th Aug 2013, 2:18 AM edit delete reply

Rashala the soothsayer Predicts.....Stupid roman will shove Ada...


Tedee will snap and introduce her to HER Problem solver...Righty and Lefty
Centcomm 16th Aug 2013, 3:08 AM edit delete reply

this gave me giggles :D
Rashala 16th Aug 2013, 3:15 AM edit delete reply

I make a FURTHER prediction. TEdee will grab her.. she will insult TEdee and even spit in her face.



She will awaken 10 weeks later in a hospital being told that she had to have her legs arms, chest and head all extracted from her own Butt. And that they had to replace 85% of her body with synthetic replacement parts...
mjkj 16th Aug 2013, 4:53 AM edit delete reply

*lol* that would be justice - make her part "clockwork" also and question her still being person...
Mister Black 16th Aug 2013, 7:50 AM edit delete reply

This is what passes for 'justice' in the allegedly civilized part of the world? Mutilation is the acceptable and humorous punishment for being an ass-hat?

And y'all wonder why I stay in the Wastelands? It's *safer* out here.
Sheela 16th Aug 2013, 8:49 AM edit delete reply

Nah, I think TeeDee will abstain from physical attacks, and go for her pride instead.

Like, ripping off her dress with her combat knife without giving her a single cut. That will both humiliate her and intimidate her at the same time. Good knifework always intimidates. :)
velvetsanity 16th Aug 2013, 9:30 AM edit delete reply

Both safer *and* more fun, apparently.
Sheela 16th Aug 2013, 9:48 AM edit delete reply

Yeah - TeeDee's humor has a flavor. :D
highlander55 16th Aug 2013, 9:56 AM edit delete reply
@ Sheela- Ripping off Goldies dress? Phhht! Customers do that all the time, whats one more show of the goodies!
Sheela 16th Aug 2013, 9:58 AM edit delete reply

Yeah, but they pay for the "priveledge" .. I doubt TeeDee would even consider that.
Marcus Ramesy 16th Aug 2013, 10:19 AM edit delete reply

I do have to agree with Mr. Black on this, there are far more effective ways to take care of her.. in this case.. go after her pocket book... report to the "agency" that she may not be exactly clean... let her deal with the flack and the lost business... no need to go so far on some one who is no real threat... once she was determined not a treat to the mission or my team.... im happy to let Dr. Silver blow off her anger, and frustrations on the poor joy girl.. it gives an direction that she can focus her unhappiness of the situation (mission) on to something that she can.. and does have an effect on.
Stormwind13 16th Aug 2013, 4:05 PM edit delete reply

Just start to take your business out of the bar, Marcus with a comment about going somewhere that won't let such trashy people in. See if you can get the barkeep to toss her for you.

If not, I'm sure there are other bars in Atha. I mean, drinking is one of the things people do. :-) And it might cut down on Goldie's welcome the next time she comes calling. Word might get around and make her less welcome in some places too.
Dianna Silver 18th Aug 2013, 2:51 PM edit delete reply

@Marcus >.> I'm guessing that's supposed to be "once she was determined not a *threat* to the mission". Well, she's also turning out to not be a *treat* to the team either the longer she's running her mouth.
Stormwind13 16th Aug 2013, 4:10 PM edit delete reply

It would be karmic retribution, Mr. Black. Not sure it is truly JUSTICE, but it would seem fitting for her to have to wear the shoes she was sneering at.
Centcomm 16th Aug 2013, 10:10 AM edit delete reply

You do realize that, that would get TD arrested for Assault with intent to murder. and Ahta takes a DIM view of murderers. Assault with intent to do grevous bodyly harm can get you up to 20 years in OUR day. Ahta isnt a little waster town. :P just saying.

as far as Pummeling her and disrobeing her forcably would ALSO result in a nice jail stay for TD. or it would involve a heavy fine. because of the way its done. sure she takes her clothing off for a living. BUT being forceably stripped by a non law-enforcer for NO good reason would piss them off. :D
Sheela 16th Aug 2013, 10:47 AM edit delete reply

And TeeDee would have a problem with them being pissed off ?
I think not. She don't seem to worry much about what other thinks about her .. apart from Ada.
Besides, what's a little fine between friends ?
Marcus Ramesy 16th Aug 2013, 11:42 AM edit delete reply

true.. but also rember.. if the team gets "thrown in jail" that puts a very very big damper on the remainder of the mission..... and im realy not keen on leaving my combat personel behind in a jail while we try to do this with out her.. .. not something I would be looking forward to
Sheela 16th Aug 2013, 2:15 PM edit delete reply

Well, time for you to step up to the plate then - Or TeeDee might do it for you.
Rashala 16th Aug 2013, 3:43 PM edit delete reply

How about a shaken up beer to her face
Centcomm 16th Aug 2013, 5:13 PM edit delete reply

that would probably get a chuckle out of the Justicars..
Tokyo Rose 16th Aug 2013, 4:59 PM edit delete reply

"true.. but also rember.. if the team gets "thrown in jail" that puts a very very big damper on the remainder of the mission..... and im realy not keen on leaving my combat personel behind in a jail while we try to do this with out her.. .. not something I would be looking forward to"

You might have a little bit of a problem working around that vacancy, yeah. "Okay, now, can all you Roma guards just imagine that I've got a short, perpetually enraged female android with a cannon the size of a city bus standing here? Thanks."
Stormwind13 16th Aug 2013, 6:21 PM edit delete reply

I doubt the guards of Nova Roma have that much imagination Rose. I think they probably are hired to have NO imagination (so they won't day dream and miss something). Their job is to kick a$$ and take names, period.
Marcus Ramesy 16th Aug 2013, 7:19 PM edit delete reply

"You might have a little bit of a problem working around that vacancy, yeah. "Okay, now, can all you Roma guards just imagine that I've got a short, perpetually enraged female android with a cannon the size of a city bus standing here? Thanks."


no.. but I bet Dr. Silver can whip them all with her verbally abusive slurs
Stormwind13 16th Aug 2013, 4:07 PM edit delete reply

And this would be the FIRST time a party ran out of town in front of the law for you, CentComm? :-D

If TeeDee had her pop gun, they wouldn't be in a BIG hurry to chase after I'm thinking. Not for something done to Goldie. :-D
Centcomm 16th Aug 2013, 5:12 PM edit delete reply

she does have her Laser BUT the second she draws that its a WHOLE new ball game.
Sheela 16th Aug 2013, 6:58 PM edit delete reply

Yeah, in that case it becomes ... who would you put your money on ?

TeeDee or the Justicars ?

Who knows, smart money might still be on TeeDee if she can get her hands on her auto-cannon.
Draginbeard 16th Aug 2013, 10:19 AM edit delete reply

I can see the whole gang getting locked up for destroying the bar.

While waiting for Mr. Many-names to bail them out, they get together and line-dance to TeeDees reluctant rendition of "I will Survive!"
Marcus Ramesy 16th Aug 2013, 10:21 AM edit delete reply

owe.... that hurts
Centcomm 16th Aug 2013, 10:21 AM edit delete reply

HAHHAAH - hey your a gamer - you should see this coming. >_<
highlander55 16th Aug 2013, 12:34 PM edit delete reply
Remember, A friend will bail you out but a true friend will be in there with you!
Stormwind13 16th Aug 2013, 4:01 PM edit delete reply

True. Sitting next to you going, "DAMN that was fun!"
Centcomm 16th Aug 2013, 5:12 PM edit delete reply

I have heard this a few times.. along with " A friend will lie for you. a REALLY good friend will help you bury the bodys and distroy evedence." :D
KarToon12 16th Aug 2013, 10:23 AM edit delete reply

Marcus looks like he stepped out of one of the Matrix movies there. XDXD
Centcomm 16th Aug 2013, 5:10 PM edit delete reply

yeah except hes not wearing all black :D
Don B. 16th Aug 2013, 1:51 PM edit delete reply
They say don't judge a book by it's cover. TeeDee looks like a really cute, tomboy type whether she realizes it or not. What she actually is... the whole freakin' warehouse of whoop-ass. I think it's kinda funny but I'm sure that there are one or two people who about to find out how funny it isn't...
Don B. 16th Aug 2013, 1:52 PM edit delete reply
Please don't tell her I said that...I don't actually have a death wish.
Stormwind13 16th Aug 2013, 4:00 PM edit delete reply

The next sound you hear (BANG) will be your last, Don. :-D
Centcomm 16th Aug 2013, 5:10 PM edit delete reply

I "think" you might be safe >_<
JustNoPoint 16th Aug 2013, 5:52 PM edit delete reply

Now see, I told her it was a bad idea to incite her more :P
VanEzzania 16th Aug 2013, 7:00 PM edit delete reply

The Bitching Hour shall begin soon
highlander55 16th Aug 2013, 7:05 PM edit delete reply
To rehash this a bit.. Cover story- Mr Black is taking a group on a field survey looking for an archaeological site. Dr Silver is along for Medical expertise for Human and Android. Ada is First Response and Teedee is security along with Marcus.
So technically if push came to shove Teedee is doing her job protecting Dr Silver as well as the rest of the team. Being a woman is involved Marcus would stay out depending on local views of conduct. Am I off by much or off the planet Centcomm?
Sheela 16th Aug 2013, 7:10 PM edit delete reply

I'm sorry, who's this Mr black, you're talking about ?

Oh .. you mean Mr. sutherland ?
Yes, indeedy, he has some good security!
Centcomm 16th Aug 2013, 7:15 PM edit delete reply

Kinda sorta? Silver isnt a medical doctor. well its a side hobby. shes a inventor and Cybernetisit, she also designs mods for andriods and can install them. her list of skills reads like a PDA of enginnering classes. and she could proably choke a hourse with the letters in front of her name. she likes "Doctor" so she stiicks with that.
highlander55 16th Aug 2013, 7:21 PM edit delete reply
<cough> Following as in the cover story Centcomm <cough>
cattservant 16th Aug 2013, 8:41 PM edit delete reply

I believe I see Luna-Com back there in the corner.
Centcomm 16th Aug 2013, 8:42 PM edit delete reply

they run a global news station too.. :P tailored to the locations they service. :D
cattservant 16th Aug 2013, 8:49 PM edit delete reply

I imagine the information they publish is exceeded by at least an order of magnitude by the intelligence they gather!
Centcomm 16th Aug 2013, 8:50 PM edit delete reply

you mean by "orders" right?
cattservant 16th Aug 2013, 8:53 PM edit delete reply

I was just being politely conservative...

[You want fries with those 'orders'?]
Centcomm 16th Aug 2013, 10:21 PM edit delete reply

Yes please!
Sheela 17th Aug 2013, 5:43 AM edit delete reply

Add new line to Luna-Com Database :
10:21 Centcomm said "Yes Please!" to have fries with her orders.
/end data subroutine
Don B. 17th Aug 2013, 9:35 AM edit delete reply
***Snicker*** Couple that comment with the expression on your avatar...
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